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Goffman, Erving

  • In: Encyclopedia of Deception
  • Edited by: Timothy R. Levine
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Interpersonal Communication, Moral Development

Sociologist Erving Goffman was born in Mannville, Alberta, Canada, on June 22, 1911, the son of immigrant Ukranian Jews. His father, Max, was a shopkeeper, and his mother, Anne, was a homemaker. Goffmann received his education in both Canada and the ...

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